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This is the fourth course in a sequence of French language acquisition courses offered by the programme. Students without the formal prerequisite, but with some previous knowledge of French, should consult the Programme Director to determine which course is the most appropriate.
This 15 point course is for students who have completed four/five years of French at school or have passed FREN221 (with a very good grade), and leads to FREN321. This is an intensive course, where French is increasingly used. Classes are organised to encourage you to learn French through using it. They are activity-based. You are encouraged to gain an active mastery of each new point by practising it.This course can be credited towards a certificate in French language.
As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening). At the end of this course you should have acquired:1. An ability to comprehend more advanced conversations and express oneself in everyday conversational situations;2. An ability to understand simple journalistic prose and to produce simple everyday memos, narrative and polemical prose;3. An improved understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the French language.This course will also address key attributes of the UC Graduate Profile:Have competence to use their knowledge of the French language in many situations;Be enterprising in developing their language skills;Understand the place of other international languages in the cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand;Acknowledge the community role of French in a land of many tourists, students and immigrants;Be aware of the global reach of the French language in and beyond the many nations of la Francophonie
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
FREN221, orplacement test.
Vista Higher Learning, 2020.
The digital textbook can be purchased online at Vista Higher LearningThere is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course. Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides: http://canterbury.libguides.com/
Library portalThe course outline is available for enrolled students on Learn.
Students who wish to enrol at a level different from the one suggested by the programme should consult with the Head of programme.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences